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ACS Expands State Medicaid Presence with $156 Million Tennessee Contract
Date:5/19/2008

DALLAS, May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Affiliated Computer Services, Inc.'s (NYSE: ACS) state Medicaid presence is growing to include 14 states and the District of Washington, following a contract agreement with the State of Tennessee. The engagement with the Tennessee Bureau of TennCare for the TennCare Management Information System (TCMIS) has a length of five years and a total value of $156 million.

ACS will assume daily operations, data management, and ongoing systems modifications for the TCMIS, used by the state for the management of its Medicaid program.

"Tennessee has been a leader in Medicaid managed care and is expecting ACS' expertise and innovation to continue TennCare's advancement as one of the country's premier programs," said Christopher T. Deelsnyder, ACS senior vice president and managing director, Government Healthcare Solutions. "We are committed to our client's success and to building the enhancements that will benefit all Tennesseans enrolled in TennCare."

ACS will also evaluate TennCare's current business processes and collaboratively work with the bureau to recommend improvements while performing multiple enhancement projects that will enable TennCare to leverage technology in the most efficient manner. These enhancements include the development of an enterprise project management office that will help TennCare effectively measure, monitor and manage the numerous and complex technology projects that will be occurring within the bureau.

"Using Tennessee's competitive bid process to help ensure TennCare vendors bring added value at competitive prices is a cornerstone of our program's operational success," said Darin Gordon, deputy commissioner, Bureau of TennCare. "TennCare looks forward
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